In case you missed it, we also had an appearance from the Sussexes this morning — a post wherein I ran down all the stuff this family has on their docket in the next few days. Spoiler: It’s a lot. Today, was “the launch of the National Emergencies Trust at St Martin-in-the-Fields,” which is a lovely church right next to the National Portrait Gallery, where I assume Kate did NOT dash in to look at her portrait. (One of you let us know that they’re closing the NPG for three years (!!!!) for some vague “redevelopment project.” This is a huge shame; it is a GREAT museum with a beautiful bar.). The National Emergencies Trust is, per KP, “an independent charity which will provide an emergency response to disasters in the UK,” which sounds like a very good cause.
And, indeed, this seems like it was a meaningful visit:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met victims of disasters including the Grenfell Tower fire and Manchester Arena bombing today.
William later said: “Their stories are as heart-breaking as they are inspiring.” pic.twitter.com/LX06rFvgru
— Caitlin Doherty (@_CaitlinDoherty) November 7, 2019
This is lovely, too:
The Duchess appears to be wearing her Women of the First World War poppy brooch. Each brooch comes with a certificate commemorating the life of a woman who lost her life as a direct result of the First World War. https://t.co/bR3ovepJ1F pic.twitter.com/oYIkQB8RZH
— Katie (@katiesroyallove) November 7, 2019
(The link to buy those poppies is this one, in case you don’t feel like clicking through the tweet. I think that is such a nice idea, to commemorate those women thusly.)
Finally, you should know that this event also involved puppies. Kate’s Emilia Wickstead dress is [I think] new, but very much in her Professional Day Dress Wheelhouse.